2022 was another busy year in terms of speaking at churches about the work we do. We were very grateful to be able to speak at churches in person again after the lockdowns of recent years.
We already have some churches booked for 2023. If yours is not one of them, why not consider inviting an Anglican Overseas Aid speaker to preach on a Sunday morning or speak to one of your groups?
We have a range of experienced speakers who can cover various topics to do with our work, all framed within the context of God’s care for the poor.
We see church and community engagement as one of the pillars of our work.
The work we do is grounded in our belief in biblical justice. In Matthew 25, Jesus says to his disciples that when we feed the hungry, welcome the stranger and look after the sick, we are doing it to him.
We believe that this is what being a disciple is about. A disciple is someone who follows their master. In John’s gospel, Jesus tells his disciples that where he was sent, “so I send you”.
Jesus was sent to the outcast, the poor and the oppressed of this world. The mission of Anglican Overseas Aid is to do the same.
More than raising funds to support our partners overseas, partnering with churches and other community groups is important for us because it allows us to go with you on a journey of discipleship.
Part of that includes having one of our staff speak at your church, small group, Bible study group, Mothers’ Union group or any other groups your church might have. It could also involve speaking at a community group.
Our staff can preach from the Common Lectionary or focus more on speaking about our work, whichever suits your needs.
To book a speaker for your church or community group, call us on 1800 249 880 or email our Church and Community Engagement Coordinator, Nils von Kalm, at firstname.lastname@example.org